Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)
Kitimat has a couple of options for Nordic skiers of various experience levels.
Right in town, carve a personal trail through Kitimat's Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club. For more serious cross-country skiing, however, check out Onion Lake Ski Trails, about a 20-minute drive north of Kitimat on the west side of Highway 37.
Onion Lake Ski Trails
Onion Lake Ski Trails' more than 30km/18.6mi of terrain ranges from beginner to expert, and is good for both classic cross-country and skate skiing. The trails, marked with signs and difficulty levels, include 5km/3.1mi of lit trails for night skiing and a 6km/3.7mi dog-friendly trail.
At the start of the Onion Lake Ski Trails, near the parking lot, is a chalet fit with a kitchen, wood stove, and chopped wood. Anyone can use the facilities. The trails also have an overnight cabin, the Moose Cabin, with two bunk beds and a woodstove.